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MONiR.OE.QlXY, Rl6M JANUARY 2, 1913.
Visited Monroe Last Thursday
Engine Failed to Answer
Promptly Bucket Brigade
Saved the Day.
About 12:30 p. m. last Thursday
smoke was seen coming out of the
northeast corner of the Conway &
Proctor lumber yard. This was
soon followed by a small blaze
which soon became a big one.
In a few minutes after the alarm
was sounded almost the entire lum
ber yard was on fire and the heat
was intense. It looked at one time
as though a large part of the busi
ness district and many residences
would be consumed. The engine
could not be started for a long time
some say 45 minutes. The bucket
brigade started in early, however,
and by their heroic work the flames
were at last under control, but not
until the Conway & Proctor Lum
ber Yard, the J. B. Bristow Machine
shop, the Gones & McAllister livery
barn, Dawson & Settle blacksmith
shop and several barns had been
The losses so far as we can as
Conway & Proctor $15,000. In
Gones & McAllister on livery
$1500 not covered by insurance.
Mrs. Susan Boarman livery stable
building $2000, insurance $700.
Dawson & Settle building, ma
terial $8,500; no' insurance.'
J. B. Bristow machine shop, build
ing and material $4500; no insur
ance. Besides there were several barns
burned, and many have big dam
age caused by moving their mer
chandise and household goods. It
is fortunate that the loss is no great
er as at one time the entire busi
ness district South of the railroad
was in danger. Some of the busi
ness houses, Grace Baptist church
and several residences were on fire
many times. The bucket brigade
fought nobly and won the victory.
Again the Democrat says Monroe
needs a reliable fire engine and
needs it at once. Citizens of town
have lost enough to pay for several
engines and any day there may be
Cecil Dawson did what many
men would not have done. He kept
on trying to start the engine when
he might have been swing his own
property as he easily could have
gotten $1000 worth out of his shop.
. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Hats off to the boys who got the
fire under control -and now oil
must get to work for a reliable en
gine ond at the earliest possible
moments a goodjsystem of water
works and sewerage.
Clarence Bixler and Miss Esther
Lundberg departed Tuesday for
Quincy. At the time of their de
parture it was suspicioned that they
were going to be married, but at
that time it could not be ascertain
tained for a fact Yesterday we
learned that they were married but
the time and place could not be
They are both excellent young
people and their many friends will
forgive them this time. All their
friends, and that is all who know
them, wish them a long, happy
y V.reei, po,t;
...The Parcels Post .is now.in'force',
in the United States-and readers of ,
the Democrat will doubtless be glad
to know a few of the important
points governing the new mode of
limit of any package
is 11 lbs.
Liquids, up to 12 ounces, may be
sent by Parcels Post if bottle is
packed in specially
Packages weighing 1. 2. 3 and 4
ounces are sent at lc per ounce.
Above 4 ounces they take the
72 inches, or G feet, is the limit
of measurement of any package
length and girth combined.
There are eight zones as follows:
1st up to 50 miles.
2nd up to 150 miles.
3rd up to 300 miles.
4th up to 600 miles. '
5th up to 1.000 miles.
6th up to 1,400 miles.
,7th up to 1,800 miles.
' 8th over 1,800 miles.
.'; These zones include, the United
States and its possessions.
First zone,, one pound 5 cents,
each additional pound, 3 cents.
Second zone, one pound 6 cents;
each additional pound 4 cents.
Third zone, one pound 7 cents;
each additional pound 5 cents.
fourth zone, one pound 8 cents;
each additional pound 6 cents
Fifth zone, one pound 9 cents;
each additioncl pound 7, cents
Sixth zone, one pound 10 cents;
each additional pound 9 cents.
Seventh zone, one pound 11 cents;
each additional pound 10 cents.
Eighth zone, including Philip
pines, etc, 12 cents flat.
The local rate is 5c for 1 lb. and
lc additional for every added pound.
Special Parcels Post Stamps must
be used on all packages, and each
parcel must bear name and address
Last Friday afternoon just as
Burlington fast train No. 14 was
pulling into town, a little girl in a
one horse top buggy with the side
curtains on, drove across the track
at the first crossing west of the de
pot, the pilot of the engine missing
the buggy by only a few feet. A
terrible accident was narrowly
averted, one that would have shock
ed the entire community had it
happened. Eye witnesses standing
on the depot platform turned their
heads to avoid seeing the seemingly
cer'ain destruction of the buggy and
its contents. The railroads are mak
ing every effort to educate the pub
lic as well as their employes to re
gard safety first of nil. Parents and
others should continually remind
children of the danger on the rail
road tracks and that extreme cau
tion should be exercised at all times
when crossing th tracks and run
no risks. Many accidents could be
avoided if people could realize the
importance of regarding safety above
Mrs. Joseph White and children
of Palmyra spent part of the week
with John W. White and family.
Miss Katie White accompanied
them home for a visit at Palmyra
George Jones and party have re
turned from a hunting trip to
Gasconade. They had - splendid
luck on the trip and are well pleas
ed with their trip.
ITEMS FROM FARMERS
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of Farme For Farmer. ,nd
Pertaining to Farmers.
' J- R Gartn- Administrator of the
estate of Basil Finley, deceased, will
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sen hi puouu bine oi uie riniey
i farm 1-2 mile northeast of Huntiug-
I tan r n Wfisln0aIar Inn ft Qotrorol
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! spans of good mules, young mules.
good mares, cow and calf. 7 sows
with pigs, male hog, 17 shoats
corn, hay, farm implements. Farm
will be rented on day of sale. Col.
W. T. Youell is auctioneer and J. M.
Johnson is the clerk.
Mrs. R. J. Hayden will sell at pub
lic sale at the R. J. Hayden farm.
2 1-2 miles west of Indian Creek
on Thursday, Jan. 9, personal prop
erty as follows: 6 horses. 2 suckling
mules, 10 head cattle, 29 sheep,
sow, 3 shoats, hay, cane, corn, farm
ing implements, house hold goods,
etc. Col. W. T. Youell is the auc
tioneer, and J. H. Dooley the clerk.
Farmers should arrange early for
a Farmers Institute next year.
Mike Madden sold a car of mules
of to T J Yates and W H Pitts.
They were good ones.
Tobe Priest was here Tuesday
from Paris and bought a car of
corn from Robert Hays.
Weekly Market Letter Published by
Woodson & Fennewald L. S.
Com. Co., National Stock
Cattle receipts have been moder
ate this week and market has been
steady to strong on all kinds.
There has been very few good cat
tle here and nothing choice. Top
today being $8.76 for 1205 lb cattle
which we sold, with bulk of choice
steers selling from $8.50 to 9.25.
Good $7.50 to 825. Medium $675
to 7.25. Stockers and federal
Heifers steady. Choice $7.50 to
8.00. .Good $6.50 to 7.25. Medium
$5.50 to 6.25. Cows steady. Choice
$6.25 to 7.00. Good $525 to 6.00.
Fair killers 4.50 to 5.00. Bulls,
milkers and veals steady.
Hog market steady. Bulk of good
heavy hogs selling $7.45 to 7.55.
Good mixed $7.40 to 7.50.
Sheep strong. Good sheep $4.65
to 4.85. Wethers $5.25 to 5.50.
Yearlings $7.25 to 7.75. Lambs
$8.25 to 8.85.
Tuesday before date
Hogs .$6.25 to 7.00
Sheep 3.00 to 5.00
Lambs 3.50 to 5.00
Cattle 700 to 9 00
Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 102
2 1-2 pounds
Old Roosters 05c
Turkey Hens 16c
Young Toms 15c
Guineas, each 17 Jc
Tallow.- - 04c
Green Hides. 10c
Cora. t 35t
Wheat No. 2.. 1.00
Oats- -27 to 28c
$8.50 10 10.00,
onipmeius lor ween; J. n MC-, Interesting News .. Concerning the
Clintic 3 cars sheep; McClintic & ! Different Denominations.
Crawford 1 car sheep; Jacki -j
Crawford 1 car sheep; W H Pitts 1 This Column Closes Promptly at
car mules; Henderson & Sons Pro- 9 A. M. Each Wednesday.
duce Co 1 car dressed pouUry aud
, 1 car live poultry.
Today we must write it 1913. The
I year 1912 with its joys and Its sor
rows has gone into history. For
' some of us it brought great sadness
for others only enough darkness to
make to the joys shine out as the
bright sunshine after days of gloom
me cnange in writing tne year
brings more forcibly to us that
time is swiftly speeding by ajd
with it our opportunities for doing
good for our fellow man. Each one
of us was given a place on the
world's stage in order to fit our
souls for that temple not made
with hands, eternal in the Heaven
and also to help smooth out the
rougn places in the lives ot our
fellow man and to help make bis
life more pleasant as he journeys
through this place of preparation
for eternity. Are we doing our
duty or are we shirking? ; We are
all marching onward to a grander
and greater city which the great
Architect of the Universe has build
ed. Let us hope that we all may
so conduct our lives here that,' we
may finally reach the, city! of
Jiut while we are. journeying to
another world, we are confronted
with a fact. That fact is we are
here, there are conditions which we
must meet. Food and raiment
must be provided. This, the great
majority of us must earn by the
sweat of the brow. In this we Cdii
be of mutual assistance and we
should help to lessen the loads each
must carry. Let us not be selfish,
but do all we can to help our neigh
bor prosper. Iu so doing we will
help the locality in which we live
the state, the nation, the world and
will be doing our duty to our
selves, our fellow man. our Creator.
For Good Roads.
The county line west from this
city was not selected by Curtis
Hill, State Highway Engineer to be
a part of the Hannibal-St. Joseph
Cross State Highway. The people
living on that road, however, are
going to see that it is as good a
road as is to be found in this part
of the country, and have shipped
iu two cars of crushed rock and
have put part of the road in first
class condition.. Harry McCIimic
took a subscription paper to those
interested and secured considera
ble money. He then secured some
from Monroe and Marion Counties
The people along this route htlieve
in good roads and are going to
have them. Their good example
is one which should be followed by
D. E. Yowell is going to establish
a much needed line in this city. He
is going to open a place where
farmers can take their teams when
in the city and tie them where
everything will be safe. Mr.
Yowell's place of business will be
the CoL W. T. Youell barn just
south of the Burlington depot. D.
E Yowell has recently bought this
property and is going to do some
thing that will be a convenience to
ell farmers coming to this city.
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Rev. Frank Connely of Shelbina.
will give a series of stereopticon
views of Central and Western China
at the First Baptist church, tomor
row, Friday, night at 7:30. He will
also deliver a lecture on the views.
No charges for admission.
Sunday School 9:30 a. m.
Preaching 10:43 a. m.
Junior League 2:30 p. in.
Senior League 6:00 p. m.
Preaching 7:00 p m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday
7:00 p. m.
Choir practice Saturday 7:15 p. m
John H. Hubbard,
Pastor in Charge.
The Ladies Missionary Society of
the Methodist church will .' meet
with Mrs. Wm. Shearman Friday
Bible School 9:45 a.m. -Preaching
at 11 a. m. and . at
C. E. at 6:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at
7:00 p. m.
The public are cordially invited
to attend the service:, on Lord's day.
W. Garnet Alcorn.
Rev. T. M. Macdonnell. of Wind
sor, will fill the pulpit at First
Baptist Church next Sunday morn
ing and evening.
There will be no preaching serv
ices at Presbyteiian church 1st
Sunday in January.
Bible School 9:45 a. m ; preaching
at 11 a. m. and 7:15 p. m. Prayer
service Wednesday 7 p. m. Choir
practice Friday 7:30 p m.
The Woman's Missionary Society
meets Friday 2:30 p. m. with Mrs.
A. B. Vaughn.
All are cordially invited to attend
Dr. J. W. Smith.
A Pleasant Occasion.
The big dance and supper given
last Thursday evening by the Altar
Society of St. Stephens Church at
Invii:i'i Creek was one of the most
pleasant occasions in the history of
that vicinity. The supper was
great but then there is no use tell
ing you about it being a good sup
per if you ever ate. out there. About
45 couple attended the dance. The
Monroe City Orchestra under the
management of Mr. Pike furnished
the music and that means the
music was of the best and would
pleuse all who lovegood music.
I The ladies netted about $7500 on
the entertainment and all who at
tended greatly enjoyed the occa
sion. J. B. Bristow has bought Tony
Wilson's machine shop and is again
in the business. Tony will stay
with Mr. Bristow for a time, but ex
pects later to go to California. Both
are good machinists and deserve
Dawson & Settle need the money
you owe them in order to rebuild
their shop and put iu new material.